US Congressional Hearing Features Hikvision

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 31, 2018

A US Congressional hearing asked questions about Hikvision's government ownership and cybersecurity issues, following the WSJ's investigations into Hikvision.

Plus, Hikvision has issued a 'special bulletin' response to their dealers.

In this note, we examine the US Congressional hearing, share key clips from it, review Hikvision's response and the outlook going forward.

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